70-200 lens purchase - please advise

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tirediron said:
The 24-70 is an outstanding lens. It's not quite as versatile on a crop-sensor, but it was my 'go-to' lens on my D300 for a long time. If you can only get one of these two, then I would definitely get the 24-70 over the 70-200. You might also want to consider a used 80-200 2.8; optically, almost as good as the 70-200, just lacking the VR (Which on a 200mm lens isn't all that useful anyway). It can be found for as little as ~$600 used.

Id also recommend the 80-200mm, it's just as good as the vr1(not "almost"). The af-s version sells used for around $850-$900.
 

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I use the Tamron 70-200 f2.8 and I love it.
 

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I have the non-os Sigma 70-200. It's nice, but if Nikon 70-200 VR prices were comparable when I got it, I would've gone Nikon. The sigma hunts on focus sometimes and isn't quite as sharp wide open, but for my purposes, I couldn't justify the price difference.
 

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